River Ise East bank clean up Barton Seagrave

A good day's improving the River Ise green corridor, through Barton Seagrave today, concentrating on the Redrow side and the Wicksteed bank of the Slade Brook.  I spent roughly 6 hours clearing the almost exclusively plastic litter that had been deposited on the banks of the rivers, by the recent flooding.  MAJOR SNOW STORM during the pick, wow, I've just got my feet and fingers back.

I've just set up an easy and quick paypal.me link that anyone who wants to help me combat marine litter,
can support us via their phone or device.  Any donations, will pay for firstly anti-syringe gloves,
waders and then heavy duty litter pickers, because clumsy as I am, I keep breaking them trying
to extract embedded plastic in the riverbanks of the Ise and Nene.  Anything you can paypal will
help me be more able to successfully fight and pick safely in the often tricky habitats where needles
or deep water, make clean-ups impossible.  Paste the link in to your browser, I'm working on trying
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I met some amazingly fascinating people, including a super nice dog walker called Jane and 'the man with the two pointers', both of whom get out and do their bit, making our greenspaces clean again.  I also met Grant, the bailiff for the back water syndicate 'The Edge'.  We had a great chat about fishing and the litter situation around the Ise valley.

All in all a very enjoyable day, during which a heavy snow storm came down, whist I was hodding the bags back to the Gotch Road entrance.  In total I amassed 30KG in 5 large council sacks.  I managed to find 5 syringes, one of which was uncapped, that I thankfully spotted before treading on it.  

There's just a small portion of bank side litter between the Cambridge line and the first gate that still needs doing. So hopefully I'll be popping back down there on Tuesday, to finish up the job and also re-pick the large field banks, which have a few more bits of plastic due to the high water levels.  Next week, I'll be picking around the back water and the main boating lake in Wicksteed's park.  

One thing to note was the 80 or so dog mess bags that were found dumped in bushes around the field, below the Redrow estate.  One walker with yellow poo bags, seems to be the main culprit.  Far too many dog walkers are dumping their bags, despite there being bins all round the site.  If you do see someone dumping a bag, please, rub their face in it, because it's just disgusting when it is so unnecessary.  Apart from that, a good day spent making Kettering better and some very engaging conversations.

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Past Events

  • Mon 31 Dec 2018
    2018 1 Tonne sponsored River Plastics Clean-Up campaign
  • Tue 26 Jun 2018
    A14 Verges of insanity, you Crazy truck, dodging, mayhem litterpick
  • Wed 06 Jun 2018
  • Wed 30 May 2018
    Kettering Arena leisure village lake super pick
  • Wed 18 Apr 2018
    Slade brook clean up 9th pick 2018 1 Tonne River plastics clean-up
  • Wed 28 Mar 2018
    Slade brook Malham Drive to Leisure Village river clean up
  • Wed 14 Mar 2018
    Willowbrook lake and River Nene Thrapston mini litter pick
  • Wed 07 Mar 2018
    Burton pocket park mini pick
  • Mon 26 Feb 2018
    River Ise East bank clean up Barton Seagrave
  • Sat 27 Jan 2018
    Asda Kettering woodland winter clean-up
  • Wed 24 Jan 2018
    Ringstead mini pick
  • Wed 10 Jan 2018
    Cambridge line River Ise west bank clean up
  • Sun 24 Dec 2017
    2017 Ton of litter challenge
  • Wed 25 Oct 2017
    Kettering to Wellingborough A509 pick.
  • Wed 27 Sep 2017
    Barnwell Plantation, Pilton and Aldwinkle verges litterpick 2017
  • Sun 24 Sep 2017
    WDNAC Spinney Lakes mini-pick
  • Sat 23 Sep 2017
    ASDA Kettering Flytipping 18th 1 Tonne pick
  • Tue 05 Sep 2017
    Thrapston Drayton Estate Nene green corridor litter pick 17th 1 Tonne event
  • Sat 26 Aug 2017
    Malham Drive woodland clean up or Tidy up Asda's rubbish, because they won't! 16th 1 T event 2017
  • Wed 03 May 2017
    Northfield Ave Slade Brook corridor clean up 15th event in the 2017 1 tonne
  • Tue 18 Apr 2017
    Last pick A43 Corby link road, Kettering end 14th 1 tonne event
  • Mon 17 Apr 2017
    Wadenhoe reserve 13th 1 Tonne eventlitter pick
  • Mon 10 Apr 2017
    Pilton 12th pick 1 Tonne event
  • Sat 08 Apr 2017
    River Ise clean up Cambridge line stretch 11th 1 Tonne pick 2017
  • Thu 06 Apr 2017
    Corby link road penultimate pick 10th mini event 1 Tonne
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017
    Wadenhoe and Pilton quick pick 9th 1 Tonne pick
  • Wed 22 Mar 2017
    Kgh landfill pick 8th 1 Tonne event
  • Tue 21 Mar 2017
    Asda perimeter and Northfield Ave pick 7th pick
  • Wed 15 Mar 2017
    Kettering A43 link road 6th 1 Tonne pick
  • Tue 14 Mar 2017
    River Ise Barton clean-up 5th 1 Tonne event
  • Tue 07 Mar 2017
    Kettering A43 link road 4th 1 Tonne pick-middle stretch
  • Mon 06 Mar 2017
    Wadenhoe fishing 3rd litter pick
  • Sat 04 Mar 2017
    Great British Spring Clean 2nd 1 Tonne pick
  • Thu 02 Mar 2017
    A43 Link road pick 1st 1 Tonne pick
  • Wed 03 Aug 2016
    Barnwell country park and Dutchess lake pick
  • Tue 26 Jul 2016
    Ringstead WDNAC litter pick
  • Sun 24 Jul 2016
    Wadenhoe and Barnwell clean up
  • Sat 23 Jul 2016
    Wadenhoe nature reserve and Manor farm verges clean-up
  • Sat 23 Jul 2016
    Cobden Street rubbish
  • Thu 21 Jul 2016
  • Wed 20 Jul 2016
    Wadenhoe mini pick/illegal theft of fish.
  • Wed 06 Jul 2016
    Westfield Park mini pick
  • Tue 05 Jul 2016
    Wadenhoe clean up
  • Tue 08 Dec 2015
    Asda Kettering woodland winter clean-up
  • Wed 02 Dec 2015
  • Sat 28 Nov 2015
    2015 1 Metric Ton litter pick for KGH Charity Fund and KTDA
  • Thu 26 Nov 2015
    clearing other people's stuff up.
  • Wed 09 Sep 2015
    7TH Mini event-Slade Brook clean up
  • Wed 05 Aug 2015
    6th mini-event 1 Ton litter pick- A43 link road to Boughton House
  • Wed 29 Jul 2015
    5th Mini event in the 2015 1 Ton litter pick
  • Wed 01 Jul 2015
    2015 Spring Pick.-KGH 4th mini event-woodland pick.
  • Wed 24 Jun 2015
    1 Ton Litter pick 3rd sub-event
  • Wed 20 May 2015
    KGH 2nd 1 Ton mini-event LITTER PICK
  • Tue 21 Apr 2015
    Kettering Northfield 1ST mini-event 1 Ton litter pick
  • Mon 16 Feb 2015
  • Tue 11 Nov 2014
    Sixth Mini-Event in the 2014 1 Ton litter pick
  • Tue 28 Oct 2014
    5TH Mini-Event of the 1 Ton litter pick 2014
  • Mon 27 Oct 2014
    4th Mini-Event of the 2014 1 Ton Litter Pick
  • Fri 24 Oct 2014
    3rd Mini-event of 1 Ton Litter Pick 2014
  • Wed 22 Oct 2014
    2nd mini event of the 1 Ton litter pick.
  • Tue 30 Sep 2014
  • Tue 02 Sep 2014
    Wadenhoe reserve litter pick
  • Tue 25 Feb 2014
    Northfield Ave green corridor clean-up
  • Wed 26 Jun 2013
  • Thu 20 Jun 2013
    Boughton House wall clean-up
  • Wed 12 Jun 2013
    Kettering Angling association litterpick
  • Fri 01 Mar 2013
    Asda Kettering 2013 Spring clean.
  • Wed 12 Sep 2012
    Asda Kettering woodland litterpick.
  • Fri 03 Aug 2012
    Northfield Avenue summer spruce up
  • Thu 07 Jun 2012
    Wicksteed lake margins litterpick
  • Mon 28 Nov 2011
  • Fri 01 Jul 2011
    Wicksteed Park river clean up
  • Fri 10 Jun 2011
    Asda Kettering June clean up
  • Sat 26 Mar 2011
    ASDA litter pick

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